Columbia gets $2 million to fund research journalists ‘can actually use’

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Tow Foundation are  giving the Columbia School of Journalism a $2 million grant to fund “applied research in journalism” — studies that not only describe what’s happening, but prescribe the best practices for journalists to follow.

Later this year Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism will issue a call for research proposals, Director Emily Bell told Poynter.

Tow will seek the best research ideas from all sorts of people — academics, working journalists, experts. Some may be small projects done by one person in a few months, others may be long-term projects by teams collaborating across multiple newsrooms.


  • Taylor Wray

    Just about to graduate from BU’s Comm Research Center and I’d like some of those millions – where do I send my resume, Columbia?